Still Fall on the Gunflint Trail

     Despite the snow in the ditches it still looks like fall at Voyageur Canoe Outfitters.  The river is liquid, the sky is blue and the pine trees are green.  If it weren’t for the lack of guests, bugs and loons a person could think it was still summer by looking outside one of our windows. 

     Andrew, Voyageur Crew extraordinaire, went out for a Boundary Waters trip this past weekend.  He didn’t see another soul, caught some fish and woke up to a blanket of snow on the ground Saturday morning.  Unfortunately he forgot his camera at home so I don’t have any great snow pictures to show.

     I do have a photo to share from my eleven mile paddle on the Coldwater Creek last week.  It’s a gorgeous creek whose path is always changing due to the shifting sand along the river’s bottom and banks.  Sand bars, beaches and stumps are abundant as are the pine trees and cedar trees that line the banks.

     Paddling this time of the year is still possible as long as you’re careful or find some place where the water doesn’t freeze. 

Paddling Coldwater Creek